Andy Murray beaten in Wimbledon quarter-finals by Sam Querrey

Andy Murray

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Murray led by two sets to one but Querrey levelled the match in the fourth set.
  2. Querrey broke early in the fifth set and there was no way back for Murray.
  3. Querrey is the first American man to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since Andy Roddick at Wimbledon in 2009.

LONDON: Sam Querrey sent hobbling defending champion Andy Murray crashing out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, reaching his first Grand Slam semi-final at the 42nd attempt.

One year after knocking out 2015 champion Novak Djokovic in the third round, 29-year-old Querrey, the world number 28, won 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, 6-1.

World number one Murray’s challenge petered out when he began limping off his right leg, his movement severely compromised by a recent hip problem.

Querrey will face either Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, who stunned Rafael Nadal in the fourth round, or former US Open champion Marin Cilic for a place in the final.

“I’m still in a state of shock. I’m glad I hit that last serve in,” said Querrey who finished with 27 aces and 70 winners.

“I didn’t start the best but I just kept swinging away and found my groove in the last two sets.”

Querrey is the first American man in the semi-finals of a Grand Slam since Andy Roddick finished runner-up at Wimbledon in 2009.

“It feels great. It’s a dream come true to be in the semi-final at Wimbledon, it’s very special,” Querrey added.

Source: Times Of India

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